- Edwin Nwonu said only the lawmakers would will decide who they give their leadership to
- The House of Reps member vowed that neither President Buhari nor the APC would impose 9th NASS leadership
- The lawmaker described as a mere propaganda the earlier APC's endorsement of Senator Lawan and Gbajabiamila as NASS leaders
As the conversations over the leadership of 9th National Assembly reached its peak a member of the House of Representatives, Anayo Edwin Nwonu, said only the lawmakers would elect their leaders when the 9th NASS resumes in June.
Nwonu, a member representing Ezza North/Ishielu federal constituency in the House of Representatives, made this known in Abakaliki while speaking on the continued jostle for the leadership of the incoming legislation, The Guardian reports.
The lawmaker said contrary to the purported endorsement of some lawmakers by the ruling party, the lawmakers, not President Muhammadu Buhari or All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, would decide who emerged.
Legit.ng gathers that the lawmaker described APC national chairman as a barking dog, who cannot near the National Assembly to make any input during inauguration.
He said: “Right now, you cannot conclude what will happen in the National Assembly until the day of inauguration. I want you to forget about party issues and propaganda by the All Progressives Congress (APC). Oshiomhole will be shocked of the outcome.
“Lawmakers’ politics is quite different from what you are seeing. On June 11 by the special grace of God when we will be inaugurated, you will see a different scenario playing out, you will see a different thing altogether playing and the President or Oshiomhole will not be inside the chambers.
“It is the lawmakers that will decide who they give their leadership. So for now, I will not let out the cat out of the bag on the game we are playing. That day of inauguration, Nigerians will see the politics we are playing.
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will definitely play a role in the emergence of the leadership of the National Assembly. Whether they like it or not, PDP must play a role. But the role they will play, we do not know until the inauguration day."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the senators elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had kicked against plans by the leadership of the APC to impose Senate majority leader, Ahmed Lawan, as the 9th Senate president.
In a statement released on Tuesday, March 26, the PDP senators also warned APC to leave Bukola Saraki out of its plan to produce the Senate president.
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